NY Fashion Week: Twinkle by Wenlan Spring / Summer 2010
Twinkle by Wenlan | Spring / Summer Fashion Show Summer 2010
Runway Review Excerpt: Twinkle’s strongest looks were print-less frothy chiffon layered dresses and some surprisingly smart pants that also came in either watercolor florals or scattered digitals. While printed pants aren’t usually the easiest to pull off, here thanks to her subtle prints, they seemed like a very strong, fresh option.
When it first came on the scene Twinkle’s Wenlan Chia was armed with some highly desirable tricks up her sleeve with her strengths being feminine knitwear with a sculptural edge, beaded and baubled necklaces at attainable price points and prints that are so graphic and complex they stand on their own (to me she’s the states version of Eley Kishimoto).
For Spring/Summer 2010 she didn’t veer far from her foundation, focusing less on knitwear and more on dresses and that may not have been such a bad thing if she hadn’t added voluminous baby-doll bubble hem dresses in the mix. Don’t get me wrong, you can never go bad with a baby doll, it’s just that that much volume feels more superfluous than the times call for.
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On the other hand, since this was such a frock heavy collection, there were plenty of other more viable options on display from tiered body-con numbers to tunics, Twinkle had lighthearted day-into-night dressing covered.
Her whimsical, dainty graphic prints were done up in a rainbow of subdued colors with the end result being either an abstract digital or scattered watercolor floral print. However, some of her strongest looks were print-less frothy chiffon layered dresses and some surprisingly smart pants that also came in either watercolor florals or scattered digitals. While printed pants aren’t usually the easiest to pull off, here thanks to her subtle prints, they seemed like a very strong, fresh option. – Naveed Hussain
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Andrea Perini & Naveed Hussain | Team VagaBondNYC- Andrea Perini is a free-lance stylist and the founder and creative director of VagaBondNyc.com, the avant-garde vintage clothing destination specializing in clothing and accessories from the 60s-90s. Andrea buys, styles & shoots everything and feature's her well-edited archive in monthly vintage-only fashion editorials where every item is for sale. As fashion industry veterans, they edit their vintage buys to reflect their understanding of contemporary fashion's indebtedness to its past.
Before launching Vnyc, Andrea worked in fashion editorial at Harper's Bazaar, Elle and New York Mag and finally for (then senior fashion editor) Camilla Nickerson at Vogue assisting her on all of her commercial projects including ads for Chanel, YSL, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, and Narciso Rodriguez. Naveed Hussain, assistant fashion editor, has a BA in art history and is Andrea’s assistant stylist and general assistant at Vagabondnyc. Naveed also covers fashion, music and art for VNyc's blog's readers and has unlimited access to current and future fashion news & trends. He has worked as a buyer and has styled for The Dallas Morning News, The Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times. More information, including press links: VagaBondnyc.com